5th Grader Says Teacher Put Duct Tape Over Her Mouth For Talking Too Much

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — A mother in Tennessee says she is “angry” and “hurt” after learning a teacher put duct tape over 10-year-old daughter’s mouth for talking too much in class.

Victoria Phillips concedes her daughter, Reagan, talks a lot in class, but says she’s excited to learn and they hae been working well with the teachers at Dupont Tyler Middle School in Nashville.

Then, Phillips says, something happened a couple of weeks ago.

“Reagan started to cry, and I am like, ‘What’s going on? Tell me what happened Reagan.’ And she’s said, ‘Well she put tape on my mouth.’ ‘She put tape over your mouth?’ And she said, ‘Yeah.’” Phillips told WZTV. “‘Everybody laughed at me.’ And she said, ‘I pulled it off’ and she said, ‘That’s why my lip was bleeding.’”

Original published: 2018-12-06 16:47:47 Read the full Washington News here

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